Remove a Device Driver Package from the Driver Store

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can use this procedure to remove a package from the driver store that is no longer needed.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

To remove a device driver package from the driver store

  • At a command prompt, type the following, and then press ENTER:

    pnputil.exe [-f] -d oem##.inf

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Optional. Specifies that the device driver package is to be removed even if the device driver is currently in use.

-d oem##.inf

Specifies the device driver package to be deleted from the device driver store.

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